La Belle Epoque

  • Screening Dates: 9th April, 6pm  //  23rd April, 8pm
  • Starring: Daniel Auteuil, Guillaume Canet, Doria Tillier, Fanny Ardant
  • Directed by: Nicholas Bedos
  • Running time: 115 mins
  • Rating: M
  • Language: French with English subtitles

DRAMA  | Romantic Comedy:

A 21st century riff on second chances at first love, La Belle Époque takes a giant conceit – an agency can grant you the chance to play the lead role in any point in history, with full cast and costume on an authentic set – and focuses on a sad, aging cartoonist (Daniel Auteuil, in a late career peak) who’s feuding with his VR-obsessed wife (Fanny Ardant, equally terrific). Instead of drinking with Hemingway or fighting Nazis, he chooses to return to the happiest day of his life: 40 years prior, when a beautiful woman walked into a cafe…

La Belle Époque is that rarest of treats: a certified crowd-pleaser that cinephiles can shamelessly enjoy.